Dixie Cup Spherical Dodecahedron All you need is a glue gun and 140 5 oz. Dixie Cups to achieve this rigid erection! Make several - then show off your amazing balls to friends and family! Then show them the thing you made out of 140 Dixie Cups! These Dixiespheres exhibit icosahedral symmetry, but other kinds are possible as well - I've included pictures of other Dixie Cup spherical constructions. I'd love to see any new ones you can come up with (especially if they exhibit some sort of symmetry), and I'd love to hear about how you use your Dixiespheres.
Chinese Unit Origami – Gives a Singular Voice to the Unity of Many African Chevron Mask Complex modular paper wall mask 2012 in review The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Origami Tessellations » Diagrams Quick page about my diagrams All of my diagram / crease pattern documents are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivative license. This allows you to freely distribute, copy, and use my diagrams, as long as you are not doing it for a commercial purpose, and as long as you give me credit for them.
VRML Models of Modular Origami Modular Origami VRML Models Modular origami involves folding several identical or similar pieces (called units), which are then joined, usually without glue. Although I prefer single-sheet origami, some modular models are extremely attractive and elegant, not the least in the mathematical sense. Most modular units are fairly simple to fold; however, assembling some models can be quite difficult, since some units cycle or "penetrate" one another. Static diagrams and pictures are often not enough to solve placement ambiguity; in this case, assembly is greatly eased if a finished model is available for reference.
Sonobe module Instuctions for making this model Below is the Sonobe unit, designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe, which I learned from Kazuyo Inoue. Above is the capped icosahedron which she made for me from this unit; you need to make about 30 units for this, but you only need six if you want to make a cube. Since this must be very well known, I'm only putting a very brief picture of how to make it. Module Handicraft Page 2 Web hosting Custom Email SiteBuilder 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away?
modular origami « paper and polyhedra August 31, 2009, 00:00 Oh, there are so many things I want to do, but so little time. And why am I always distracted by all these little things anyways? I joined Flickr! Instead of posting to the LJ Scrapbook, I’ll upload new pics there. How To Make Origami Paper Stars - Christmas Decoration Ideas Inspired by Gabby Deeming's festive decoration shoot on page 95-99 of the December issue, our decoration coordinator and all round origami whizz-kid Bonnie Robinson shows us how to make paper stars - a life skill we feel all should master. Simply add string and drape. See 17 spellbinding images from this month's issue Start out with a square piece of origami paper - if you are using a piece of craft paper that is not square first, simply cut it in to the right shape. Fold the square in half.